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Derek Youngsma

Bleeding Through


With MEINL since:



November 21, 1980

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Redlands CA, USA

Currently living in:

Redlands CA, USA

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Mb20 Heavy Crash 20"

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

2003 Toyota Matrix

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Hang with my wife and dog, movies, skateboarding

Favorite Food:


Favorite Drink:

Diet Coke


My father Wayne Youngsma

Highlight of your career so far:

I dont know? its all been great I think being ableto travel the world and have people interested in yourband is amazing. and seeing our music have a positive impact in somone's life. makes it all worth it.

Drumming strengths:

I play hard. I have pretty fast feet i guess.

Drumming means to me:

Drumming is my life and i cant imagine not doing it.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Just keep playing. drummers are in demand and good ones are hard to find.

How would you describe yourself:

I work hard and love what I do.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

Id like to look back and be proud of myself. I want to give everything 100%